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$5,000 college scholarship opportunity available for seniors who join Gear Up

Attention Seniors: Need money for college? If so, you could be eligible for up to $5,000. Don’t miss this first-come, first-served opportunity!

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All CHS Seniors who were not part of our initial Gear Up cohort now have the opportunity to join! The Virginia Gear Up grant has opened up a limited number of additional spaces in the 2020 cohort, available on a first come, first served basis.

CHS seniors who are not currently part of the Gear Up cohort can join by filling out the student information release form. All Gear Up students can receive a scholarship of up to $5000 for post-secondary education by meeting the requirements below. Take the first step and join our 2020 cohort.

To qualify for a GUV scholarship, you must:
  • Be a Gear Up participant (must have a signed release form and join the cohort)
  • Have earned a high school diploma or recognized equivalent.
  • Be enrolled in a two- or four-year undergraduate degree program or high quality certificate program at an eligible institution of higher education.
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) and be eligible for federal student aid.
  • Be less than 22 years old at the time of award and disbursement.
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Forms can be returned to Ms. Underwood in the Counseling office.
Questions? Email Cathi Shefski, Gear Up Coordinator,